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Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Welcoming David Fitz-Gerald and his book - The Curse of Conchobar - to my blog

 Today I'm welcoming David Fitz-Gerald and his book -The Curse of Conchobar―A Prequel to the Adirondack Spirit Series - to my blog as part of the blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club (founded by Mary Anne Yarde)

I'm delighted to share a review with you all but first I will introduce the book.

The Curse of Conchobar

Banished by one tribe. Condemned by another. Will an outcast's supernatural strengths be enough to keep him alive?

549 AD. Raised by monks, Conchobar is committed to a life of obedience and peace. But when his fishing vessel is blown off-course, the young man's relief over surviving the sea's storms is swamped by the terrors of harsh new shores. And after capture by violent natives puts him at death's door, he's stunned when he develops strange telepathic abilities.

Learning his new family's language through the mind of his mentor, Conchobar soon falls for the war chief's ferocious daughter. But when she trains him to follow in her path as a fighter, he's horrified when his uncanny misfortune twists reality, causing more disastrous deaths and making him a pariah.

Can Conchobar defeat the darkness painting his steps with blood?

The Curse of Conchobar is the richly detailed prequel to the mystical Adirondack Spirit Series of historical fiction. If you like inspiring heroes, unsettling powers, and lasting legacies, then you'll love David Fitz-Gerald's captivating tale.

Buy The Curse of Conchobar to break free from the fates today!

Trigger Warnings:


Publication Date: 20th January 2021

Publisher: Outskirts Press

Page Length: 171 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction

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Now for the review -

Thrown into a world that he does not understand, Conchobar must learn quickly if he is to stay in the tribe that took him in when he finally reached the shore after many days lost at sea. Putting his past behind him, Conchobar learns the language of his new family and is trained as a warrior. Conchobar steps up to all the challenges he is faced with, despite his secret—he was cursed by his father. Conchobar’s curse appears the cause of the events that occur, with many of the tribe members finding their end when they are around him, not that he was in any way to blame. Conchobar is simply a spectator as people around him fall, and he can do nothing to stop it.

Conchobar is brave, there is no disputing that fact. He entered a new world when he washed ashore, and he does everything he can to fit in and prove his worth. He listens to the chief, even though he doesn’t always agree with his methods, and finds himself fighting a war that he has no part in. The ongoing battle between the two tribes was fascinating, although at times I wasn’t sure which leader I wanted to win, as neither of them were particularly nice people, worthy of victory or respect.

This story was absolutely wonderful from start to finish, and I adored meeting the characters and watching their lives unfold. Once again, David Fitz-Gerald
has written a book that I did not want to put down because of how utterly enthralling it was.

David Fitz-Gerald

David Fitz-Gerald writes fiction that is grounded in history and soars with the spirits. Dave enjoys getting lost in the settings he imagines and spending time with the characters he creates. Writing historical fiction is like making paintings of the past. He loves to weave fact and fiction together, stirring in action, adventure, romance, and a heavy dose of the supernatural with the hope of transporting the reader to another time and place. He is an Adirondack 46-er, which means he has hiked all of the highest peaks in New York State, so it should not be surprising when Dave attempts to glorify hikers as swashbuckling superheroes in his writing.

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That's it for now.

Till the next time.

Take care Zoe







1 comment:

Mary Anne Yarde said...

I am so glad you enjoyed this book.

Thank you so much for hosting today's blog tour stop. We really appreciate it.